Actors Onoe Baikô III as Okaru (R) and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hayano Kanpei (L), in Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko, with Musicians Kiyomoto Senzô, Kiyomoto Eijirô (R), Kiyomoto Enjudayû, Kiyomoto Masadayû, and Kiyomoto Naruodayû (L)

「道行旅路の花聟」「清元千蔵」「清元栄治郎」「おかる 尾上梅幸」 (三代目)  「早の勘平 市川海老蔵」(五代目)「清元延寿太夫」「清元政太夫」「清元鳴尾太夫」

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-0256 (R), 100-0257 (L); Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-533, photo p. 49

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 50.7 cm (14 3/8 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40692a-b

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection